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C O M P U T E R   N E T W O R K S

Third Edition

Andrew S. Tanenbaum

ISBN 013-349945-6

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Computer Networks is the ideal introduction to today's computer network's
and tomorrow's. This classic best-seller has been completely revised and
updated to reflect networking and internetworking technologies that will be most
critical for years to come.

Award-winning educator and researcher Andrew S. Tanenbaum explains how
computer networks work inside -from the hardware technology up to and
including the most popular Internet application protocols. Throughout the book
are running examples of ATM and the Internet.  

Tanenbaum's extensive coverage of the Internet, Asynchronous Transfer Mode
(ATM) and wireless networking makes Computer Networks the first book to
cover all three of these essential technologies, in addition to explaining the
fundamental principles behind all computer networking.

Tanenbaum clearly presents:

  • Internet applications such as the World Wide Web, Java, email, Usenet, multimedia, the Mbone, and the Domain Name System

  • Network security, including secret- and public- key algorithms, authentication protocols, and digital signatures.

  • TCP/IP and the latest internetworking technologies such as Mobile IP and IPv6 which are built atop the Internet's protocols

  • ATM: How it works in wide area (B-ISDN) and LAN environments

  • Local area networks, including IEEE, 802, FDDi, Hppi, and Fibre Channel

  • The major wireless and mobile technologies, including such as AMPS, GSM, CDMA, and CDPD

  • Detailed discussions of the principles, modeling, and performance of protocols in various layers

  • Discussions of the underlying hardware technologies, from fiber optics to wireless communication

With 250 exercises, a separate solutions manual, protocol simulation software
files written in C and figure files available for downloading, the book is perfect
for students and networking professionals.

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